BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket Giveaway

We teamed up with Blizzard to give away ten (10) BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Tickets! Entry is open Worldwide. Yup, you read that correctly… WORLDWIDE. Competition ends Monday, October 23rd at 12:00PM PT and ten winners will be contacted via email. Scroll down to enter below.

The Virtual Ticket let’s you stream BlizzCon 2017 from the comfort of your own couch, live and in high definition. You’ll get coverage of both days of the show, including panels, contests, interviews, the closing ceremony, and more, along with some in-game goodies. This year’s BlizzCon takes place November 3rd & 4th.

The in-game freebies you get include:

  • Overwatch: BlizzCon 2017 Winston Skin
  • World of Warcraft: Stormwind Skychaser and Orgrimmar Interceptor
  • StarCraft II: Junker SCV, Probe, and Drone Skins
  • Heroes of the Storm: Nexus Razorback Mount
  • Diablo III: Murkromancer Pet
  • Hearthstone: Mystery Goodie
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NBA 2K18 Predicts This Year’s Championship Winner And More

2K Sports has published the results of its annual NBA season simulation. Starting with the most exciting part, the NBA 2K18 simulation predicts that the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics will reach the NBA Finals. The Warriors will successfully defend their title, winning the 2017-2018 NBA Championship in five games, the simulation said

The Warriors were just too good, the simulation said, winning the series 4-1. The Celtics’ sole victory was a close one, with Boston taking Game 4 by just two points on the back of a Kyrie Irving triple-double. After claiming the back-to-back title, Warriors coach Steve Kerr won Coach of the Year in the simulation, which is no surprise.

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Here are some other takeaways from 2K’s NBA 2K18 season simulation:

  • The Rookie of the Year award went to Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers. He averaged 16.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 7.4 assists.
  • Kevin Durant put up better numbers than LeBron James in terms of points, rebounds, steals, and blocks. Also, Durant won the Finals MVP again.
  • Joel Embiid returns in form, averaging 27 minutes per game, with 17.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2.5 blocks per game.
  • The worst-performing teams were the Miami Heat (22-60), the Indiana Pacers (27-55), the Orlando Magic (30-52), and the Sacramento Kings (30-52).

Go to NBA 2K’s Facebook page to see a more detailed breakdown of NBA 2K18’s latest season simulation. The simulation was conducted using the game’s MyLeague mode.

NBA 2K18 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. 2K recently released a patch for the game, and you can see the full patch notes here.

Halo 5 Raising Money With DLC For Natural Disaster Support

Bethesda isn’t the only big-name publisher raising money to support the recent terrible natural disasters around the world. Microsoft has announced a new charitable campaign through Halo 5 where players can buy a DLC pack and see the proceeds to go the charity GlobalGiving, which helps nonprofit groups get the funding and support they need to do their work.

Microsoft has released the Relief & Recovery Req Pack in Halo 5 for this campaign. It includes five permanent Reqs that are designated ultra or better rarity. The pack also comes with 10 rare or better boost cards. The DLC is available until October 23 through Halo 5’s in-game Req story or on the Xbox Live web store right here for $10.

“Like countless others, many of us here at 343 have been impacted in a variety of ways by the seemingly unending string of challenges reality has thrown humanity’s way recently,” 343 said. “From the Gulf Coast to Puerto Rico, from hurricanes to earthquakes to wildfires, there’s been no shortage of unbelievable hardship suffered by folks from all walks. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the Halo community though, it’s that when the hour seems darkest, help is always on the way. .

“And to any community members directly affected by these recent disasters, know that we’re rooting for you every step of the way. You’ve got Spartans on the ground, and we’re not going anywhere…”

The deadly wildfires in Northern California have been raging for days. The fires recently claimed the home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. The fires have killed at least 40 people and wrecked at least 5,700 homes, according to GameSpot sister site CBS News.

Top 10 Movies At The US Box Office This Weekend

The weekend numbers are in, and the new horror movie Happy Death Day was the No. 1 film in the US and Canada in its first weekend in theaters. According to Entertainment Weekly, it pulled in $26.5 million, ahead of expectations, putting it easily ahead of the weekend’s No. 2 film, Blade Runner 2049 ($15.1 million).

The horror movie Happy Death Day stars Jessica Rothe playing a college student who, in a Groundhog Day-style twist, relives the day of her murder over and over until she can learn who her killer is. The movie was apparently made on a tiny budget of just $4.5 million, so it seems like it’s already a hit commercially. Happy Death Day comes from the production companies Blumhouse and Universal; their win streak continues, as the companies previously worked together on Split and Get Out.

Another notable new release this weekend was Jackie Chan’s newest film, The Foreigner. It made $12.8 million in the Friday-Sunday period, landing at No. 3. The film pulled in a further $88.4 million from overseas markets, pushing its global haul to more than $100 million after just three days. Jackie Chan kicking ass still sells, and that’s great.

You can see the full top 10 list below, and be sure to go to EW to see a complete breakdown of this weekend’s US and Canadian box office results.

Top 10 Movies At US And Canadian Box Office October 13-15:

  1. Happy Death Day — $26.5 million
  2. Blade Runner 2049 — $15.1 million
  3. The Foreigner — $12.8 million
  4. It — $6.1 million
  5. The Mountain Between Us — $5.7 million
  6. American Made — $5.4 million
  7. Kingsman: The Golden Circle — $5.3 million
  8. The Lego Ninjago Movie — $4.3 million
  9. My Little Pony: The Movie — $4 million
  10. Victoria and Abdul— $3.1 million

How To Watch The New, 2017 Leatherface Movie

The making and release of the new Leatherface movie–the 2017 one, not the 1990 version or the January release of a completely different movie that deceitful marketers decided to call “Leatherface” to capitalize on this confusion–is a saga in its own right.

(Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, released in 1990, is no longer part of the continuity, as Texas Chainsaw 3D replaced the original sequels. The “Leatherface” that came out this past January, meanwhile, was actually a movie called Playing With Dolls: Bloodlust that was re-titled in the UK when Lionsgate failed to release the real Leatherface in 2016.)

After mysterious delays, the real Leatherface is finally released–technically, at least. So how are you supposed to actually watch it? The answer isn’t simple. Leatherface debuted initially at the August 2017 Frightfest film festival in London. It’s getting a limited release in theaters on Oct. 20, and you’ll have to check your local listings to find out if it’s playing near you. But you can watch Leatherface right now if you have access to the right streaming service.

Leatherface actually released last month, on Sept. 21, exclusively on DirecTV’s on demand service. That means if you’re a DirecTV subscriber you can log in here to be able to rent Leatherface. Yes, that’s right–even with an account, you’ll still have to pay between $8 and $11 to watch Leatherface.

If you’re not a DirecTV subscriber, don’t fret. Leatherface is reportedly getting a wider video-on-demand release on Oct. 20. Exactly which streaming services Leatherface will appear on isn’t yet clear, but you can expect to find it on the usual suspects starting this Friday, Oct. 20.

HBO Is Going To Great Lengths To Protect Game Of Thrones Season 8 Spoilers

Season 8 of Game of Thrones is still a ways away, but after cyber attacks and material theft of Season 7, HBO is bringing down the hammer on the show’s spoilers. Actors from the show have revealed that this final season’s scripts are under more security than ever before.

AP reports that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister) has also commented on how this season’s scripts are more locked down now than ever before. When speaking to Scandinavian chat show Skavlan, Coster-Waldau said dialogue is being delivered to the actors through ear pieces line by line. “We’re not even going to get the script,” he said.

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In addition, Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth) said to IGN, “I got six of [the scripts], I’ve got them all. I can’t open them because of all the security, and I can’t walk it out. I haven’t opened them.”

This hunkering down on scripts isn’t surprising. In July, HBO was reportedly targeted in a cyber attack that stole 1.5 terabytes of various TV scripts and episodes. During the the most recent season of Game of Thrones, scripts and episodes four and six were leaked online ahead of their premieres.

However, not all of this past season’s leaks were related to said cyber attacks. Four people were arrested in India relation to the leak of episode four, “The Spoils of War.” HBO Spain reportedly leaked episode six.

What we do know right now is that this final season of Game of Thrones will be its shortest yet at just six episodes, but those episodes will be longer than usual. While the show expected to premiere in summer of 2018, it’s starting to look unlikely that we’ll see the show before 2019.

What To Watch (And Skip) This Week

It’s a whole week of new premieres revolving around the heroes of the DC Universe and their shows on the CW. Which of these shows kicks off with a bang and which ones fail to hit the mark?

Over the course of the next couple of months, we’ll be looking at a selection of new and returning shows and giving you a quick breakdown of what is worth watching and what you should pass on. This week, we’re talking about Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.

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Supergirl: “Girl of Steel”

After the loss of Mon-El, Kara has alienated herself from her friends and put her sole focus into being Supergirl. She faces a new threat that has a connection to someone close to her, but she has to learn that she’ll need to open up to her team if she wants to bring down the bad guys.

Typically, Supergirl hasn’t been my cup of tea. Even though this episode had a pretty slow start, it ended up being pretty fantastic, hitting on a lot potentially brilliant storylines, including what seems to be the season-long villain. While everything seemingly gets wrapped up perfectly by the end of the episode, the Season 3 premiere sets up the idea that Kara has trouble living a split life between her job as a reporter and being a superhero. It seemed like she was mere moments from abandoning being a regular civilian in the city. Hopefully, as this season progresses, this is something the show goes back to because it’s one of the most compelling parts of the episode.

Is it worth watching?: While it’s filled with the angst and emotion that CW is known for, this is a really strong opening episode, as long as you can get through the first 10 minutes.

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Flash: “The Flash Reborn”

At the end of Season 3, Barry Allen stepped into the Speed Force in order to save Central City. Now, six months later, Kid Flash and Vibe are the new faces of the superhero scene, bringing down bad guys left and right. A mysterious flying samurai wants to face the Flash, but how can he if Barry is gone?

This was a fun opening episode for Season 4, up until the final act. Without spoiling too much, the episode goes pretty much where expected, but it’s interesting to see how the team dynamic has drastically changed with Barry gone. The majority of the problems with the episode stem from the third act wrapping up way too quickly, in a nice, tight package. This should have been a two-parter, but for some reason, this series shies away from doing that time and time again. Regardless, the season opener may have been a bit disappointing, but it was a fun ride.

Is it worth watching?: Longtime fans of the series will really enjoy this episode. Newcomers may feel a little lost, but regardless, it’s still enjoyable.

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Legends of Tomorrow: “Aruba-Con”

Rip Hunter has created a new agency to monitor time and take care of any anachronisms. That means the original Legends of Tomorrow have been disbanded, against their wishes. However, Julius Caesar is loose in Aruba, and only the Legends can fix the problem, as the new time agency doesn’t believe them. However, per usual, the team messes up and has to clean up after themselves.

Legends of Tomorrow is easily the most entertaining of the shows this week. It’s a bit silly and the special effects tend to look a bit cheesy, but that’s all a part of the allure of the show. It exists in this larger CW/DC Universe, but it doesn’t shy away from it, including Wally West in this episode. It’s the only CW show that successfully embraces how outrageous it can be, like during a scene where Caesar rallies a bunch of frat bros on a beach. It’s weird, but it works. While all the CW/DC series are essentially team shows, Legends is the one that works the best, as each of the characters feels fully fleshed out, adding a wonderful dynamic to the episode.

Is it worth watching?: Even if these CW series aren’t for you, Legends of Tomorrow is a ton of fun and well worth your time. This season should be a blast as both Gorilla Grodd and John Constantine will appear.

We’ll be back in two weeks and talking about The Walking Dead, At Home With Amy Sedaris, and Stranger Things.